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We are looking for Clem Lindenmayer who we believe is missing in the area of Kangding, a city on the unofficial border of Tibet in the Sichuan Province of China.

Clem is a 47-year-old, very fit Australian male with a ready smile. He is well built, approximately 183cm (6 feet) tall with grey/brown hair, blue eyes, and a short greying beard. He speaks Mandarin, German, Spanish and English.

Clem is a seasoned traveller with many years trekking experience. He has written walking guides for Lonely Planet, including Trekking in the Patagonian Andes and Walking in Switzerland, and has contributed to updating Lonely Planet’s China guidebooks.

Clem has not been in contact with his family since 2 May. His last email was sent from Kangding and his intention at that stage was to do a six-day circuit around Mount Gongga. If he completed this circuit we would have expected him to be back in contact on or about 10 May, which is now three weeks ago.

If you have been in the area and met anyone matching Clem's description, we would appreciate your assistance in locating him. Please either post on this board, or email Clem's parents at gretandlin@netscape.net

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We are looking for Clem Lindenmayer who we believe is missing in the area of Kangding, a city on the unofficial border of Tibet in the Sichuan Province of China.

Clem is a 47-year-old, very fit Australian male with a ready smile. He is well built, approximately 183cm (6 feet) tall with grey/brown hair, blue eyes, and a short greying beard. He speaks Mandarin, German, Spanish and English.

Clem is a seasoned traveller with many years trekking experience. He has written walking guides for Lonely Planet, including Trekking in the Patagonian Andes and Walking in Switzerland, and has contributed to updating Lonely Planet’s China guidebooks.

Clem has not been in contact with his family since 2 May. His last email was sent from Kangding and his intention at that stage was to do a six-day circuit around Mount Gongga. If he completed this circuit we would have expected him to be back in contact on or about 10 May, which is now three weeks ago.

If you have been in the area and met anyone matching Clem's description, we would appreciate your assistance in locating him. Please either post on this board, or email Clem's parents at gretandlin@netscape.net

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I have just found the link to an article in the Sydney morning Herald. They have found his body. Poor guy!!!! I'll be thinking of all who knew him!!!

Lonely Planet author's body found - World - smh.com.au
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Very sad for his family, but he seems to have died persuing his passion for adventure.
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Very sad for his family, but he seems to have died persuing his passion for adventure.
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I believe that there are more than a few climbers who would go that way by choice, if they really have to go anyway so to speak - it is a strange thing to say, perhaps, but if you have done a bit of it then you may not find it so strange.

Glad that he has been found so that his family etc can grieve - there are quite a few "up there" who have not yet turned up.
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